Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Haughley: Bra donations make a mark for hospital’s Africa appeal

12:12 15 April 2014

Haughley WI donate their unwanted bras at their Easter cake stall on Saturday, supporting Ipswich Hospital

Haughley WI donate their unwanted bras at their Easter cake stall on Saturday, supporting Ipswich Hospital's Bras for Africa initiative - Back: Rebecca Coult, Liz Coult, Janet Gill. Front: Marian Adams, Sandra Lewis and Pat Burrows

Archant

Hundreds of unwanted bras became useful once again when they were donated to a 
hospital’s charity appeal.

shares

The women of Haughley’s WI got together at the weekend to raise money for Ipswich Hospital’s “Bras for Africa” campaign.

Between 200-300 bras were donated in just two hours on Saturday at the group’s Easter cake stall in the Maxwell Charnley Room.

The bras will be sold in Africa, with the money 
they raise spent on the care of women with breast 
cancer.

Venessa Herbert, 62, who has been a WI member for 20 years, said it was a great 
event.

She added: “There was a great number of bras donated, it all went very well.

“It’s important to raise awareness of cancer.

“It was a novel idea but it worked.

“It is important for us to hold this type of event.”

More than £100 was raised for the WI’s own funds from a cake sale.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

The Colchester Borough Election count at Charter Hall.

Votes cast in Colchester and Ipswich today will be counted through the night and our reporters Will Lodge and Paul Geater will be there to hear who has been elected in each ward.

The crash happened in Granville Street, which is just off Norwich Road.

A man has been taken to hospital with a leg injury after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car in Granville Street, Ipswich.

Pub quiz.

British author and mathematician Bertrand Russell said: “There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.”

Pupils from Holbrook primary with some of the 3D printed enhaler caps inspired but Tim Peake. 
Tristan and Jack

It isn’t every day your school gets a message from space.

Polling stations have now closed

Ballot boxes are being rounded up and votes will soon be verified following today’s local elections, and the police and crime commissioner ballots.

Stock image of the A12.

A number of ladders have fallen from a lorry onto the road and central reservation on the A12 at East Bergholt.

Twiggy is a big fan of Suffolk

Suffolk isn’t know for its glitz and glammer and A-list celebrities but there are an ‘A-Team’ of stars linked to the county, as Connor McLoone discovered.

File picture of two horse riders.

Fire, police and ambulance crews worked together to free a woman who was trapped under a horse in a ditch.

Kim Sale pictured at her home in Kesgrave with mum, Kellie Thorndyke.

Kesgrave teenager Kim Sale says she is looking forward to the rest of her life, almost a year to the day since she was dealt the devastating news that a tumour in her leg was cancerous.

The hearing impairment unit at Rushmere Hall School.
Back L-R David, Sarah Arch, Jo Hughes,Ann Wade,John.
Middle L-R Aston, Evie, Alfie.
Front L-R Amelia, Madison, Georgia.

Reporter Edmund Crosthwaite visited the specialist hearing impaired unit at Rushmere Hall Primary School as part of Deaf Awareness Week (May 2-8).

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24